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    If you were involved in a car accident with a rental car or while driving a rental car, you are likely concerned about whether you will be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Fortunately, having a car accident with a rental car does not leave you without avenues to pursue compensation. If you or a family member was in an accident with a rental car, contact an experienced Philadelphia rental car accident lawyer.

    The Reiff Law Firm has decades of experience litigating a wide range of personal injury lawsuits, and we are dedicated to pursuing the legal outcome you deserve. Our legal team can help you determine whether you have a valid claim against the driver that injured you. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940, or contact us online.

    Recovering Compensation After a Car Accident with a Rental Car

    If you were in a car accident with a rental car, you are still able to pursue compensation for your injuries in a number of ways. First, be sure to call law enforcement and medical services for yourself and others involved in the accident. Be sure to request a copy of the police report after the police investigate the scene.

    It is vital to exchange information with the driver that struck your car. You need the driver’s name, license, contact information, vehicle model, and their insurance information.

    When renting a vehicle, the rental service will present the renter with various options to insure the vehicle. The rental service often provides different levels of insurance that the renter can select depending on their specific needs. For example, if the renter intends to take a long road trip, it would be wise to get the highest level of coverage.

    Another option provided by car rental companies is allowing the renter to insure their vehicle using their own insurance company. This option will extend the coverage they have for their personal vehicle to the rental vehicle.

    Unfortunately, the coverage secured by the insurance company may not be enough to cover your injuries and the damage to your vehicle. Additionally, it is possible that the coverage provided by the rental service is also not enough to cover your injuries and vehicle damage. That is why it is important to gather as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident to ensure if you have to file a lawsuit to pursue sufficient compensation for the accident.

    To learn more about filing a lawsuit for a car accident with a rental car, continue reading and speak with an experienced Philadelphia car accident attorney.

    Proving Negligence in a Philadelphia Personal Injury Claim

    When it comes to proving liability for a car accident, Pennsylvania is a no-fault state. This means that a person injured in a car accident does not have to prove who caused the injury if they want to receive compensation for medical bills and vehicle repair. However, if the compensation offered by the insurance company is not enough to meet your needs, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit.

    In Pennsylvania, a plaintiff has two years from the date of an injury to file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for the accident. Once that deadline has passed, the injured party will be unable to file a claim with the court. While there are some scenarios where the deadline could be delayed, you should not rely on this method. Our firm can ensure that your case is filed on time if you have a valid claim.

    Once you have filed a personal injury claim, you must prove that the other driver that injured you acted negligently. To prove negligence, a plaintiff must provide evidence that satisfies the following elements:

    • The driver owed you a legal duty to operate their vehicle with caution
    • The driver breached their duty
    • The driver’s actions were the proximate cause of the accident
    • You were injured as a result of the accident, and the court can award damages for your injuries

    To prevail in a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must prove all of the elements listed above. After proving these elements, the jury or the court will determine the amount of damages that should be awarded for your injuries.

    Contact Our Philadelphia Rental Car Accident Injury Attorneys to Help You Seek Compensation

    If you were the victim of a car accident, consult with an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney today. The injury attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm recognize how a serious car crash can affect your life, and we are ready to fight for you. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940, or contact us online.

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